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Upcoming Events:

Farm Advisory Teams
Contact cmartel@vt.edu or jdaubert@vt.edu to develop a farm advisory team.

Virginia Colored Breed Show, Rockingham County Fairgrounds
August 4, 2022

Youth State Dairy Judging Contest
August 5, 2022

Virginia Holstein Show, Rockingham County Fairgrounds
August 6, 2022

Rockingham County Fair
August 15-20, 2022

All American Dairy Show
September 18-21, 2022

State Fair Junior Dairymen’s Contest
September 23, 2022


Virginia State Fair – Dairy Weekend
September 23-25, 2022



World Dairy Expo
October 2-7, 2022

Cattle WISE/Equipment WISE-Women in Ag
October 21-22, 2022

If you are a person with a disability and require any auxiliary aids, services or other accommodations for any Extension event, please discuss your accommodation needs with the Extension staff at your local Extension office at least 1 week prior to the event.

Current Dairy Industry Stats

Virginia April 2022 Mailbox Price: $26.73
Virginia March 2022 Mailbox Price: $25.52 
Virginia April 2021 Mailbox Price: $17.69
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VA Grade A Dairy Herds as of March 2022: 
Cow: 384   |   Goat: 1

VA Manufactured Grade Herds as of March 2022: 
Cow: 1  |  Goat: 14   

VA Grade A Herd Distribution

What's New?

Recent Issues

Front page of the July/August 2022 issue of the Dairy Pipeline newsletter.
July/August 2022 - In this issue: Herd health records: Vitally important, but often out of shape; Analysis of age at first calving and productive performance in Holstein heifers; Upcoming Events

June 2022 - In this issue: Can Efficiency be a Deficiency?; Environmental Impact on Bloat and the Bacterial Community in Ruminants; Upcoming Events

Front page image of the June 2022 Dairy Pipeline Newsletter.
June 2022 - In this issue: Can Efficiency be a Deficiency?; Environmental Impact on Bloat and the Bacterial Community in Ruminants; Upcoming Events

May 2022 - In this issue: Spring is here! Don’t release the cows too soon!; Serotonin aids in the prevention of postpartum hypocalcemia in dairy cows; Upcoming Events

Front page image of the May 2022 Dairy Pipeline newsletter.
May 2022 - In this issue: Spring is here! Don’t release the cows too soon!; Serotonin aids in the prevention of postpartum hypocalcemia in dairy cows; Upcoming Events

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